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Conflict Incident Report

Syrian, 3 Lebanese arrested in north Lebanon

Date of incident: 
February 6, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
General Security
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians

A Syrian and three Lebanese were detained overnight for their alleged links to militant groups in raids conducted by the General Security in northern Lebanon.
A security source told The Daily Star Saturday that the General Security staged four night raids in the districts of Minyeh and Dinnieh and the town of Deir Ammar.
Three Lebanese from the Masri family and a Syrian were arrested during the operation.
Preliminary reports said that the suspects allegedly confessed to preparing explosive belts to conduct acts of terror.
It is not clear to which militant group the four men belong.

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.